Community Outreach

Kids Connect to the Classics

Kids Connect to the Classics Concert is an annual Free Family Concert. Newtown Chamber Orchestra presents a concert for elementary aged children and their families, which includes: discussion and music performance suited to the level of the listeners; interactive audience participation; and a hands-on opportunity to touch and explore instruments of the orchestra. The intent of the concert is to enhance the educational experience of elementary school children by stimulating and nurturing the enjoyment of classical music in an appropriate orchestral setting. Please check back soon for the 2017 concert announcement.

Young Musicians Competition

The Newtown Chamber Orchestra continues its tradition of community outreach and education with the annual Young Musicians Competition for high school students. Open to students from Bucks County and surrounding areas, the Young Musicians Competition offers talented high school age musicians an opportunity to audition. The competition winner will be invited to perform as a soloist with the Newtown Chamber Orchestra at a season concert. Some former winners have gone on to have great success in the music field as performers and teachers. How to Apply for the competition.

Musicians in the Schools

This project, in collaboration with the Pennsbury Partners Program, brings NCO musicians, who donate their time, into the classroom to interact, perform and discuss music at an age appropriate level.